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Faithful To Fenway

Author : Michael Ian Borer
ISBN : 9780814799765
Genre : Social Science
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An illustrated sports history examines the mystique of Boston's Fenway Park and offers legendary stories, amusing anecdotes, and the shared triumph and tragedy of the Red Sox and their fans. Simultaneous.
Category: Social Science

Frankie Goes To Fenway

Author : Seneca Clark
ISBN : 0976727633
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Frankie the field mouse, a devoted Boston Red Sox fan, moves to Fenway Park to watch his team play, but he becomes worried when they start losing to the Yankees and suspects foul play.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Stewart O'Nan
ISBN : 9781780222899
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan, lifelong Boston Red Sox addicts, chronicle the 2004 baseball season from spring training to the last dramatic game, in their dramatic World Series-winning season. Who better to follow the fortunes of a 'cursed' team like the Boston Red Sox than two renowned horror writers and lifelong Red Sox addicts? Red Sox fans have seen it all since 1918... except that elusive World Championship. The memory of 2003's devastating ALCS Game 7 loss and the anticipation of new ace Curt Schilling's impact made this season that much more compelling. Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan joined the rest of the Red Sox Nation to cheer on the Olde Town Team, with the eternal hope that this might be their year. On 27th October 2004, the Red Sox finally prevailed, taking an unassailable 4-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the best of seven World Series. Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan's email correspondence about the dramatic and ultimately heartbreaking 2003 season inspired the idea for FAITHFUL, a book that records the Sox's 2004 baseball season from start to spectacular finish.
Category: Sports & Recreation

God Bless America

Author : Sheryl Kaskowitz
ISBN : 9780199919789
Genre : Music
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"God Bless America" is a song most Americans know well. It is taught in American schools and regularly performed at sporting events. After the attacks on September 11th, it was sung on the steps of the Capitol, at spontaneous memorial sites, and during the seventh inning stretch at baseball games, becoming even more deeply embedded in America's collective consciousness. In God Bless America, Sheryl Kaskowitz tells the fascinating story behind America's other national anthem. It begins with the song's composition by Irving Berlin in 1918 and first performance by Kate Smith in 1938, revealing an early struggle for control between composer and performer as well as the hidden economics behind the song's royalties. Kaskowitz shows how the early popularity of "God Bless America" reflected the anxiety of the pre-war period and sparked a surprising anti-Semitic and xenophobic backlash. She follows the song's rightward ideological trajectory from early associations with religious and ethnic tolerance to increasing uses as an anthem for the Christian Right, and considers the song's popularity directly after the September 11th attacks. The book concludes with a portrait of the song's post-9/11 function within professional baseball, illuminating the power of the song - and of communal singing itself - as a vehicle for both commemoration and coercion. A companion website offers streaming audio of recordings referenced in the book, links to videos of relevant performances, appendices of information, and an opportunity for readers to participate in the author's survey. Based on extensive archival research and fieldwork, God Bless America sheds new light on cultural tensions within the U.S., past and present, and offers a historical chronicle that is full of surprises and that will both edify and delight readers from all walks of life.
Category: Music

Impossible Dreams

Author : Glenn Stout
ISBN : 0618303987
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Features articles spanning over a century of Red Sox baseball.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Red Sox Vs Yankees

Author : Harvey Frommer
ISBN : 1596700580
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Traces the history of the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Red Sox And Philosophy

Author : Michael Macomber
ISBN : 9780812696776
Genre : Philosophy
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Loyalty to a great cause raises some of the most profound issues in philosophy, and loyalty to the greatest of all causes, the Boston Red Sox, poses these questions in the sharpest possible way. The Red Sox and Philosophy brings together a team of thirty of America's leading thinkers (twenty-eight of them citizens of Red Sox Nation), to unravel some of the mysteries of the Red Sox. Can we adapt Anselm's proof of the existence of God to prove that the Red Sox are the greatest conceivable sports team? Why are Red Sox fans moral heroes? Can the science of sabermetrics be reconciled with the religion of baseball? Are pink Red Sox hats rationally defensible? These and other challenging problems are solved in The Red Sox and Philosophy. - Publisher.
Category: Philosophy

Fenway Park

Author : David Hickey
ISBN : 9781439642337
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Five days after the sinking of the Titanic, Boston’s Fenway Park held its grand opening. Since that day, millions have witnessed the Red Sox play baseball. Their “Royal Rooters” evolved into the “Fenway Faithful” and are now commonly referred to as “Red Sox Nation.” Nine World Series have been staged upon Fenway’s turf, along with three Major League All-Star Games. Aside from baseball, Fenway has been host to professional and amateur football games, ice hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, hurling, boxing and wrestling matches, and even a circus. Music from concerts has reverberated across its lawn, religious services have been held, and political rallies staged—all adding patches to the quilt of Fenway’s rich, illustrious history. The structure that noted author John Updike referred to many decades ago as “a lyric little band box” has become one of New England’s most beloved historical landmarks.
Category: Sports & Recreation

How The Red Sox Explain New England

Author : Jon Chattman
ISBN : 9781623682231
Genre : Social Science
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An examination of the unique affinity New Englanders have for their Red Sox, this work illustrates how the storied history of the franchise mirrors that of New England itself. Founded in 1901 and playing in front of sold out crowds at Fenway Park for more than a century, the Boston Red Sox are far and away New England's most beloved franchise, and this work features topics such as the team's relationship to the Kennedys, the comparison of fans' treatment of Bill Buckner to the Salem Witch Trials, the fans inside an Irish pub in one of Boston's toughest neighborhoods, and travels to a miniature replica of Fenway Park in a small Vermont town. Entertaining and informative, "How the Red Sox Explain New England" is sure to be popular among one of sports' most passionate and dedicated fan bases.
Category: Social Science

Boston Red Sox

Author : Tucker Elliot
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The team that won the first World Series in baseball's modern era is now officially a part of the Sports by the Numbers franchise! THE TEAM: The Boston Red Sox dominated the early 20th century, winning five World Series titles before the Evil Empire tasted postseason success for the first time. With the 86-year nightmare that followed now firmly in the past, Boston is dominant once again, having become the first team to win multiple World Series titles in the 21st century. The Sports by the Numbers team will take you back to the very beginning, to Huntington Avenue Grounds and names like Cy Young and Tris Speaker, and then one number at a time you will relive the greatest moments in Red Sox history. THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. Boston Red Sox is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered "mini-stories" -- facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia from contemporary stars such as David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, and Dustin Pedroia, to Hall of Fame legends from the past like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and Wade Boggs. Each chapter begins with an introduction that highlights the many exciting stories found in these pages such as the first modern World Series in 1903, Teddy Ballgame's only World Series in 1946, the Impossible Dream in 1967, the postseason heartache in 1975 and 1986, and the postseason miracle in 2004. SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS books are not just for diehard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Red Sox Legends

Author : Jennifer Latchford
ISBN : 9781439634639
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Through a combination of player interviews and historical narrative, Red Sox Legends is a tribute to the great players of the past. This book, a partnership between the Boston Public Library and the Boston Red Sox, is part of an effort to bring Red Sox history to life. Large format prints of most of the images included here are hung inside Fenway Park. The images shown are a sampling of the over 750,000 photographs in the library’s collection and the tens of thousands of images in the Red Sox archives.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fenway Court

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ISBN : UOM:39015042578867
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Ted Williams

Author : Bill Nowlin
ISBN : 1582614954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Teddy Ballgame: A Tribute to Ted Williams is filled to the brim with wonderful photos and stories about the man who reigns today as the elder statesman of baseball. Agreed by most to be the greatest pure hitter in the history of the game, Teddy Ballgame is a lot more. He's a military hero as well, having served in two wars and having flown combat missions with John Glenn as a United States Marine Corps jet fighter pilot. As a celebrity, he has lent his name to numerable charitable efforts and his half-century of service in the cause of fighting children's cancer represents the longest association of any sports figure with a charitable cause. Among baseball fans, no one who watched the 1999 All Star Game will ever forget the moment when all the great Hall of Famers from the game's past broke ranks on the field at Fenway Park and flocked around Ted once he was brought to the mound. It was a spontaneous show of love and admiration for Teddy Ballgame. This book isn't just for Red Sox fans, it's for baseball fans of all ages and allegiances.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

1967 Red Sox The Impossible Dream Season

Author : Raymond Sinibaldi
ISBN : 9781467120937
Genre : History
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The Impossible Dream became a fitting moniker for the Boston Red Sox season of 1967, a summer that still evokes memories of a time that united a city and transformed a franchise. Led by 1967 MVP Carl Yastrzemski and Boston s first Cy Young Award winner, Jim Lonborg, the youngest Red Sox team since the days of Babe Ruth went from ninth to first place in what remains the closest pennant race in baseball history. Tony Conigliaro, Rico Petrocelli, George Scott, Reggie Smith, Billy Rohr, Jerry Adair, and their teammates became household names to the Fenway Faithful as they carried the Red Sox to their first World Series in 21 years under manager Dick Williams."
Category: History

Armageddon Now

Author : Jim Willis
ISBN : 9781578593002
Genre : History
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Who knew that doomsday would be so hot? Environmental disasters, Ebola outbreaks, the popularity of reality television, and strife in the Middle East, may all be signs that time has come today. Weak and ailing after the end of the Cold War and the financial spree of the nineties, the timeless notion that the end is near is once again exerting a powerful influence on pop culture, politics, religion, and Mel Gibson. Omens and prophecies, asteroids collisions and nuclear war, oil crises and global warming, fire or ice, bang or whimper, asteroid or alien, act of God or human folly, Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z is all over doomsday prophecies. From alpha to omega, it is packed with 200 entries and 100 illustrations. Satan, saints, survivalists, and evangelical preachers known for their views on Biblical prophecies receive their due. In the end, the end has never been so thoroughly covered as in Armageddon Now. It's the last word for the end user. So, don't be left behind. Save yourself by buying this book.
Category: History

The 50 Greatest Players In Boston Red Sox History

Author : Robert W. Cohen
ISBN : 9781608933105
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Boston Red Sox are one of the most iconic baseball teams, representing not just a city or a state, but an entire region—it’s the only professional baseball team in New England. Baseball greats such as Cy Young and Babe Ruth wore the uniform early in their careers and many other players, including Ted Williams, Wade Boggs, Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez, and Johnny Damon have played with New England’s beloved ball club. Sports historian Robert W. Cohen has chosen the 50 best ever to play for the Sox and profiles their exploits. Chances are you’ll find your favorite player here.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Rounding The Bases

Author : Joseph L. Price
ISBN : 0865549990
Genre : Religion
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After identifying early conflicts between churches and baseball in the late-nineteenth century, Price examines the appropriation of baseball by the House of David, an early twentieth-century millennial Protestant community in southern Michigan. Turning then from historic intersections between baseball and religion, two chapters focus on the ways that baseball reelects religious myths. First, the omphalos myth about the origin and ordering of the world is reflected in the rituals and rules of the game. Then the myth of curses is explored in the culture of superstition that underlies the game. At the heart of the book is a sustained argument about how baseball functions as an American civil religion, affirming and sanctifying American identity, especially during periods of national crises such as wars and terrorist attacks. Building on this analysis of baseball as an America's civil religion, two chapters draw upon novels by W. P. Kinsella and David James Duncan to explore the sacramental potential of baseball and to align baseball with apocalyptic possibilities. The final chapter serves as a full confession, interpreting baseball affiliation stories as conversion narratives. In various ways
Category: Religion

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036343077
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Dodger Dogs To Fenway Franks

Author : Robert Wood
ISBN : 0070717001
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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One of every red-blooded American's dreams is to take a trip around the country to visit all the great baseball stadiums. Bob Wood was lucky enough to make that journey, and in this boisterous, energetic book, he talks about his trek to 26 ballparks from Los Angeles to Boston, rating the parks for atmosphere, convenience and services.
Category: Sports & Recreation